QUENCH YOUR SUMMER THIRST

yummy cocktail

If you are looking for a fun refreshing summer drink, try the strawberry thyme lemonade from the newest Real Simple Magazine.  We made it this weekend- great!  It was super easy and took very little time.

Here’s the recipe:

(Serves 8)

1. Boil 1 cup of sugar, 8 thyme sprigs, and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved.

2. Let cool and discard the thyme sprigs

3. Combine the thyme syrup, 1 quart of strawberries (chopped or sliced), 1.5 cups of fresh lemon juice, and 5 cups of water in a large pitcher.

4. Chill for 30 minutes.

5. Serve over ice with some extra sprigs.  Adding a splash of vodka works well too.

We substituted basil for thyme and it was unbelievably delicious!

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